You are invited to come share your lunch hour with Asian Healthcare Leaders to build community, swap stories and learn something new about diverse representation in healthcare leadership! We only have 10 spots at this location, so please be sure to reserve your seat at this community table!
Please note: Lunch will be user pay.
There are two AHLC lunches taking place in the Metroplex at this same time. By registering for this event, you will be signing up to go to Asian Mint location in Dallas at 75 and Forest Lane.
11617 N Central Expressway, Unit 135
Dallas, TX 75243
The conversation leaders at this location will be:
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Senior Director Clinical Quality Improvement & Safety
Director of Operations
US Anesthesia Partners
Conversation Leaders’ Bios:
Archana Mahimkar, Senior Director Clinical Quality Improvement & Safety, Walgreens Health
As the Senior Director for Quality, Patient Experience & Safety, Archana is responsible for the overall quality framework delivered under Walgreens Health. In her role, Archana works cross functionally across the organization to lead development of strategies, plans and operational processes to ensure compliance with value-based care arrangements. Archana brings over 15 years of leadership and operational experience across a portfolio of industry-leading businesses and services in healthcare quality, quality improvement, clinical quality outcomes and process improvement. She has a CPHQ as well as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Throughout her career, Archana has worked collaboratively with healthcare providers and administrators to provide standardized, patient-centric care and improve health & quality outcomes. This has become her area of focus as she operationalizes a comprehensive quality approach for Walgreens Health to further the company’s purpose to create more joyful lives through better health. As a transformational leader, Archana is passionate in her belief that a comprehensive, holistic, patient-centric model for care gap closures is needed – one that leverages the physical, virtual & digital sites of care, allows real-time access & availability to clinicians, focuses on health equity & SDOH and partners with payors to offer customized solutions for their population quality needs.
Aditi Mulgaonkar is an Assistant Professor in the department of Radiology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), Dallas, TX since September 2022. She earned her doctorate (PhD) in August 2012 in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy, Richmond, VA. Her doctoral research was focused on drug metabolism/transporters mediated drug interactions and pharmacokinetics. After graduation she pursued a postdoctoral Oakridge Institute for Science and education (ORISE) fellowship from 2012-2013 with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in collaboration with the Drug Interaction database® (DIDB) at University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The year-long fellowship included an evaluation of the new drug applications approved by FDA in 2012 with respect to drug-transporter/enzyme-mediated drug interactions, and changes in drug pharmacokinetics with organ (kidney/liver) impairment. With her specific expertise in drug transporters and pharmacokinetics she continued to work through 2014 with the DIDB team for the curation and analysis of reported clinically relevant drug transporter based drug-drug interactions.
Her interest towards pursuing research in molecular imaging technologies led her to join Dr. Xiankai Sun’s team in the Department of Radiology at UTSW as a postdoctoral researcher in July 2014. Since then, she has progressed in her career at UTSW from a trainee to being a research faculty since 2019. Her research interests include design of efficient radiolabeled probes based on macro-molecules such as metal-based nanoparticles, and monoclonal antibodies for imaging with nuclear medicine modalities such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Her research has supported development of efficient translational strategies for diagnosis and/or treatment of cancers and other disease conditions. With her previous experience in pharmacological science, she has advanced her expertise in the rapidly emerging fields of infection imaging, inflammation imaging, and immunological PET imaging. Her research experience spanning over a decade has resulted in over 20 publications in highly reputed scientific journals, > 17 scientific poster presentations at well-recognized international conferences, and > 930 citations. Through her tenure as an academician, Aditi has mentored > 9 student trainees, 4 research staff, and trained other junior peers for conducting research.
Aditi is also the Assistant Regulatory Affairs Officer in the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program (CRP) at UTSW since 2016. In this role she actively assists in managing the CRP’s quality assurance operations to facilitate production of radiotracers for clinical trials and applications, perform regulatory filings, and maintain facility compliance.
Through her career, Aditi has developed a combination of skills in diverse fields including pharmaceutical sciences, radiological sciences, and regulatory affairs, all converging towards achievement of improved patient outcomes. She further wishes to continue her contribution towards improvement in disease management by engaging in the cutting-edge field of imaging science.
Sejal Patel is an exceptionally skilled healthcare professional who brings a wealth of expertise in healthcare administration. With a master’s degree in health administration and certifications in Lean Six Sigma (LSSYB) and Medical Technology (MT-ASCP), she possesses a comprehensive understanding of process improvement methodologies and clinical laboratory operations. Throughout her career, she has held prominent positions in various healthcare organizations, including non-profit Level I trauma center, for-profit acute care hospital, cancer center, and physician-owned, physician-led, and physician co-managed healthcare organizations. In these roles, she has successfully streamlined operational processes, optimized resource utilization, and implemented robust quality management systems. Patel’s proficiency in healthcare administration, coupled with her analytical mindset and unwavering dedication to excellence, has made her an invaluable asset in driving operational efficiencies and achieving exceptional patient care outcomes.